Sport and Exercise Degrees at Salford
Sport, exercise and rehabilitation are major global industries. For those at the cutting edge of athletic performance, sport scientists provide specialist technical support and guidance to optimise and maximise physical function, working predominantly with trained individuals or groups. More broadly, as part of a drive to increase the health and wellbeing of a largely inactive and unhealthy UK population, exercise scientists devise and deliver physical activity and nutritional interventions to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of life for general populations and those with chronic disease.
In clinical settings, sports rehabilitators are well-positioned to design and deliver treatment programmes for individuals across a broad spectrum, from those with chronic illness to elite athletes returning to sport following injury or trauma. For these reasons, career opportunities for those with interests in sport, exercise and rehabilitation are increasing dramatically in range and scope.
Single modules for Continuous Professional Development
- Clinical Biomechanics – Single Module
- Manual Therapy – Single Module
- Multicultural and International Health Care– Single Module
- Neuromuscular Function and Dysfunction– Single Module
- Preparing for Research in Health– Single Module
- Professional and Business Management for Health Professionals – Single Module
- Spinal Orthopaedics – Single Module
Why should you study at the University of Salford?
Our sports and exercise teams have strong links with elite sports organisations including Sale Sharks, Salford Red Devils, Manchester Storm and Premier League football clubs
You will study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our Human Performance Lab and Strength and Conditioning Suite
You will have the opportunity to develop your learning through real-world experiences including through placements and by working in our on-site public facing clinics
Strength and Conditioning Suite
The Strength and Conditioning Suite boasts the following equipment:
- 10 dedicated PowerLift lifting platforms for both students and athletes alike to learn advanced training techniques.
- Biodex isokinetic dynamometer to assess muscle function/ asymmetries.
- FT700 Power Cage with integrated force platform and linear position transducer to assess force and power output during a variety of athletic performances, plus a portable isometric mid-thigh pull station.
Human Performance Lab
Our world-class human performance laboratory contains almost every type of physiological and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion cameras, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns. We also have a separate physiological testing laboratory and fully equipped strength and conditioning suite, which includes and isokinetic dynamometer and portable force platforms.
The University is also home to three gait labs, which, together with the human performance lab, are used to conduct research by the Centre for Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences Research that underpins your learning.
Exercise and Physiology Laboratory
We also have extensive equipment in our Exercise and Physiology Laboratory including:
- Portable and static online gas analysis systems for breath-by-breath cardiopulmonary exercise testing, including VO2 max tests.
- A Lode Cycle Ergometer to provide isokinetic testing conditions within cycling.
- An Analox G37 Multi-Assay Blood Analyser to study blood lactate concentration. We also have a range of field-based Lactate Pro analysers, which have been used to test professional athletes as part of our partnerships.
The University is also home to three gait labs, which, together with the human performance lab, are used to conduct ground-breaking research by the Centre for Health Sciences Research that underpins your learning.
Sports Injury Clinic
Supervised by university lecturers who are chartered physiotherapists, our Sports Rehabilitation students state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide a full range of sports rehabilitation treatments.
Take a 360° look at our Human Performance Lab below:
Our students and graduates often say that one of their favourite things about Salford is the “community feel” and we are very proud of our sport and exercise community at Salford. Our team is made up of professionals who are very active in their respective fields of expertise. We stay in touch with our graduates, who are advocates for our courses, and our teams have excellent connections with industry, ensuring that you have access to experts across all fields, whether that’s through placements, field trips or guest lectures.
Explore Life at Salford
From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.
Campus Life. Big City Buzz.
Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.
Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus at the University of Salford.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people. We've got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted one of the best halls of residence in the UK.
Becoming an undergraduate student
Choosing a university is one of the biggest decisions you'll make - and we want to help you make the right one.
You can apply now via UCAS for September 2022. If you'd like to join us for an open day to help you make your decision, please click here to book your open day place. Alternatively, our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email email@example.com or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.